Repositioning the Library- sink or swim?Alison OConnor            Mary MuscaraNATIONAL LIBRARY MANAGER   MELBOURNE LIBRARY...
A vision of the Library – making a splashREPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM?   25 AUGUST 2011
Law libraries                        R                     ou ising                       tso co                          ...
Environment changes          Collection                                                           Technology              ...
Library & Research Services                                                        IT                 Managing risk       ...
SWOT analysis                 Strengths                                          Weaknesses                 • Experienced ...
Law libraries       SWOT    analysis            - what            would you            add?
Where to from here?        How do we                           How do we        How do we     How do we          address  ...
Blake Dawson focus                                   Pr                                     oa                            ...
Case study 1: Key Performance Indicators                                                         Fostering team relationsh...
Case study 2: Collaboration         Graduate                                                                             E...
Case study 3: Library spacesREPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM?   25 AUGUST 2011
Case study 4: eBooks & iPadsREPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM?   25 AUGUST 2011
Strategic networking
REPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM?   25 AUGUST 2011
Questions?
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  1. 1. Repositioning the Library- sink or swim?Alison OConnor Mary MuscaraNATIONAL LIBRARY MANAGER MELBOURNE LIBRARY MANAGER25 August 2011651290702
  2. 2. A vision of the Library – making a splashREPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM? 25 AUGUST 2011
  3. 3. Law libraries R ou ising tso co to urc sts ible ing & vis ision In c rs Challenges de ake m facing law libraries La ter f al staf re cru ary its ibr lls L i sk Invisible to usersREPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM? 25 AUGUST 2011
  4. 4. Environment changes Collection Technology Changing client expectations Techno-savvy Information clients overload Law librariesREPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM? 25 AUGUST 2011
  5. 5. Library & Research Services IT Managing risk Knowledge team National Collection Research Information eLibrary literacyREPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM? 25 AUGUST 2011
  6. 6. SWOT analysis Strengths Weaknesses • Experienced library team • Increasing invisibility of library • Organisation knowledge • Reduced face-to-face contact with clients • Search and evaluation skills of staff • Long way from influencers/decision makers • A lot of good will exists for the library • Separate to business / lack of integration with legal teams • Library staff legal knowledge • Library staff understanding of business and commerciality issues Opportunities Threats • Increasing information overload • Increasing costs of resources and the perception that online is free or cheaper • Decreasing information literacy skills • Commercial publishers seeking to bypass • Focus in the firm on risk management libraries • Focus in the firm on excellence • Techno-savvy clients who dont see the • Focus in the firm on expertise development and relevance of libraries expertise profiling • Legal process outsourcing • Emerging technologiesREPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM? 25 AUGUST 2011
  7. 7. Law libraries SWOT analysis - what would you add?
  8. 8. Where to from here? How do we How do we How do we How do we address become more demonstrate partner with invisibility? commercial? value? clients?REPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM? 25 AUGUST 2011
  9. 9. Blake Dawson focus Pr oa re cti ltu ve Cu ing arn Le Building Relationships Trusted AdvisorREPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM? 25 AUGUST 2011
  10. 10. Case study 1: Key Performance Indicators Fostering team relationships CommercialityExcellent client service Understanding the business Building client relationships Commitment to personal development Technical expertise
  11. 11. Case study 2: Collaboration Graduate Expertise audit assessment Collaboration Clients & Corporate pilot strategyREPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM? 25 AUGUST 2011
  12. 12. Case study 3: Library spacesREPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM? 25 AUGUST 2011
  13. 13. Case study 4: eBooks & iPadsREPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM? 25 AUGUST 2011
  14. 14. Strategic networking
  15. 15. REPOSITIONING THE LIBRARY - SINK OR SWIM? 25 AUGUST 2011
  16. 16. Questions?

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